ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercy Technology Services (MTS), the IT backbone of one of the largest Catholic health systems in the nation, announced the launch of a new picture archiving communication system (PACS) imaging solution.
MTS has bundled a best-of-breed enterprise viewer, vendor neutral archive, workflow orchestrator, speech recognition and reporting in a Software as a Service model, which is securely hosted in its cloud, making it ideal for small to midsize hospitals looking for efficiency and cost-effectiveness from cloud solutions.
Hospitals today struggle with multiple, aging PACS systems. As a result, radiologists lose time locating imaging studies, switching between workstations and dealing with system slowness, which causes frustration and hinders their ability to quickly deliver high-quality diagnostic interpretations for efficient patient care.
That was the case for Mercy, a 40-plus hospital system across four states, until it switched its platform with the help of MTS, consolidating nine legacy PACS systems down to a single, integrated solution. Today, with speedy server-side image processing from the Visage enterprise imaging platform, a workflow orchestrator from the Siemens Healthineers company Medicalis to auto-coordinate radiologists' worklists in a one-stop shop and Nuance's Powerscribe 360 speech recognition and reporting, Mercy's radiologists have increased efficiency and decreased report turnaround time by up to 50 percent.
Now, built on a foundation of proven hosting services, MTS will become the first health care provider to extend PACS as Service, whether bundled or by the component, to hospitals across the country.
About Mercy Technology Services
Named one of Healthcare IT News' Best Hospital IT departments and a Davies Award recipient, Mercy Technology Services (MTS) knows firsthand the unique needs of health care. That's because, as the IT backbone of Mercy, a 40-plus hospital health system, we deliver mission-critical technology services daily. An early adopter of Epic's EHR, Mercy became the nation's first provider accredited by Epic to offer EHR solutions to other hospitals, including Epic in the cloud, implementation and optimization. With MTS's full suite of health care offerings including cloud, managed services, PACS as a service and cloud backup and recovery, hospitals can reduce IT costs and risks. MTS's award-winning data analytics help reduce variation and support a model of care that keeps patients healthier.
SOURCE Mercy Technology Services